Seahawks vs. Panthers: Fantasy football projections featuring Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch

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We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 1 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers.

The 2013 NFL regular season is officially underway, and we have a great matchup of quarterbacks early on. The Carolina Panthers host the Seattle Seahawks in an intriguing matchup featuring Cam Newton and Russell Wilson. Will one or both of these quarterbacks take a step forward in their development? The Seahawks are among the Super Bowl favorites, while the Panthers are potentially a bit of a sleeper.

To help you prepare your fantasy football lineup each week during the 2013 NFL season,, we've got game-by-game player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Seattle Seahawks

The Russell Wilson Experience kicks off season No. 2, with Seahawks fans particularly excited. He lost one of his potential weapons when Percy Harvin went down with an injury, but he retains much of what he had last season. Most importantly, he gets another season of Marshawn Lynch. The Seahawks added more depth with Christine Michael, but Lynch remains the bell cow back in the Pacific Northwest.

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Carolina Panthers

The Panthers stumbled to a 7-9 season as things just did not go right for them last season. Cam Newton remains a top fantasy option, but there was a regression in season two. Can he bounce back in season three? The Panthers added Domenik Hixon to the mix, but other than that, we're left scratching our heads about the Panthers. What can we expect from Newton week-in and week-out?

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